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Mission Statement

• Volunteer Program Statement of Purpose:

  • To assist library staff in providing services.
  • To provide life long learning opportunities for the community.
  • To enrich the relationship between the Santa Cruz Public Library and the community.

• Your Steps to Becoming a Library Volunteer:
  1. Complete the online application. A Volunteer Office staff member will contact you with opportunities that fit best with your preferences and qualifications.Click the "SIGN UP" button at the top right of this page. 
  2. Schedule and complete a short interview with Volunteer Office staff.
  3. Read and sign required paperwork. All volunteers are required to sign a release of liability, confidentiality agreement, and agreement of service (some opportunities require additional paperwork).
  4. Meet with the Person in Charge (or designated supervisor) at the branch.
  5. Receive site-specific orientation and training as needed.
All SCPL volunteers must be 14 years of age or older or accompanied by an adult guardian. Most volunteer opportunities require a minimum commitment of 4 months.